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Sony, Universal and Fox are harbouring Bit Torrent ‘pirates’

Youhavedownloaded.com exposes downloading IPs at top studios
Wed Dec 14 2011, 17:02

A NUMBER of entertainment industry workers at Sony, Universal and Fox are Bit Torrent 'pirates', a web site that exposes IP addresses has revealed.

Torrent Freak went to the web site Youhavedownloaded.com and found that 'pirates' work at all of the major studios.

It discovered that at Sony Pictures Entertainment, a wide variety of music and movies were downloaded from one IP address.

Meanwhile, at NBC Unversal, one of the IP-addresses at the Fort Lauderdale office in Florida apparently downloaded the first season of 'Game of Thrones,' some trance music, a DVD of 'Cowboys and Aliens', and much more.

An employee at Fox Entertainment was found to have downloaded 'Super 8', despite the fact that when the studio notices that one of their own movies has leaked online they quickly contact the FBI to get the offender jailed.

Torrent Freak also found downloads at Google's corporate office in New York, including a copy of Windows 7.

Yesterday, we reported that Youhavedownloaded.com is able to show what users have downloaded using Bit Torrent and is exposing their IP addresses to others who visit it.

The developers of youhavedownloaded.com want to make people aware of the lack of privacy with Bit Torrent, and they are working on a more anonymous version of the technology.

The Russia based service claims to track about 20 per cent of all public Bit Torrent downloads and displays your IP address and what you have downloaded, immediately when you visit the web site. µ

 

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